The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently released the outcomes of its new study named “Women’s participation in inventive activity”, which aims at better understanding the presence of women inventors across different countries, time periods, technology fields and applicant types.

The study is set against a background of growing interest shown by the

The Court of Rome sets a landmark precedent by granting an injunction against the creator of NFTs displaying images of a football player, reproducing without authorization the registered trademarks owned by Italian football club Juventus FC. This is the first known judgement by a European court holding that NFTs reproducing a third party’s trademarks without

Lo scorso 5 luglio 2022 la Commissione Ricorsi dell’Ufficio Brevetti Europeo (“EPO”) ha pubblicato le motivazioni scritte della decisione resa nel celebre caso DABUS (J 8/20). Tale decisione conferma in toto la posizione espressa nel 2020 dalla Sezione ricevente dell’EPO e ribadisce che solo un essere umano può essere designato come inventore nel quadro del

È stato pubblicato dall’Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi (“UIBM”) il primo rapporto sull’attività svolta dall’ufficio nel 2021, primo anno dall’adozione delle “Linee di intervento strategiche sulla Proprietà Industriale per il triennio 2021-2023” (il report integrale è disponibile al seguente link: https://uibm.mise.gov.it/images/REPORT_UIBM_2021.pdf).

In estrema sintesi, e rinviando al rapporto per maggiori dettagli e le utili

La rivoluzione dell’IoT (“Internet of Things”) investirà nei prossimi anni gran parte delle aziende in svariati settori dell’economia, tra cui energia e servizi pubblici, industria e agricoltura, ambito sanitario e sperimentazioni cliniche, retail e automotive. Una rivoluzione “attesa e annunciata”, complice l’implementazione su larga scala del 5G, che secondo le stime dell’associazione

With an order issued on 16 June 2021 (available here), the Court of Turin applied the proportionality principle in calibrating the scope of a preliminary injunction, with a carve out that excluded the application of the injunction to three ongoing supplies to health facilities.

The case concerned a number of patents owned by the

On 19 July, the Italian House of Representatives approved the amendment of the current Intellectual Property Code (“IPC”), as proposed by the conversion law of the so-called Recovery Law Decree (law decree 31 May 2021, no. 77). Upon proposal of the former Minister of Health, MP Giulia Grillo, the House of Representatives voted in favor

The customs enforcement of intellectual property rights in the EU is governed by Regulation (EU) No 608/2013, which provides that, where Customs Authorities suspect that goods under their supervision infringe intellectual property rights, they may suspend the release of or detain the goods whether at their own initiative or upon application.

Regulation (EU) 2020/1209